I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Monday, August 8, 2022

Linkee-poo Monday Aug 8

"The Federal Trade Commission (on May 11, 2022) took action against apparel company Lions Not Sheep Products, LLC, and its owner Sean Whalen for falsely claiming that its imported apparel is Made in USA. According to the FTC’s complaint, the company added phony Made in USA labels to clothing and accessories imported from China and other countries. The FTC’s proposed order requires Lions Not Sheep and Whalen to stop making bogus Made in USA claims, come clean about foreign production, and pay a monetary judgment." It's a grift all the way down. (Grokked from Xopher)

"'Republicans have just gone on the record in favor of expensive insulin,' Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said after Republicans voted to remove an insulin price cap from the Inflation Reduction Act. 'After years of tough talk about taking on insulin makers, Republicans have once against wilted in the face of heat from Big Pharma.'"

Funny, I didn't know CPAC had cosplay… "As dozens of onlookers stood by, some with tears in their eyes, a barefoot man in an orange jumpsuit and red MAGA cap sobbed in a cage in a convention center in Dallas." Conservatives have tried the "it wasn't us, it was Antifa" and "it was just a normal visit" lines which didn't gain any popular traction. Now they're fully embracing January 6th as their cause. Fuck these traitors.

"It turned out that the generals had rules, standards, and expertise, not blind loyalty. (Trump)’s loud complaint to John Kelly one day was typical: 'You fucking generals, why can’t you be like the German generals?'" JFC, so many thoughts, including that maybe a constitutional crisis in the exact opposite direction of what Trump wanted might have been necessary. (Grokked from Jim Wright)

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